Jemia Kinsey Singleton Brings Fortune 500 Experience to Diversity Initiative
COLLINGSWOOD, N.J.— March 6, 2019—Jemia Kinsey Singleton, who founded a communications firm with vast Fortune 500 experience, has joined the board of the Public Relations Society of America-N.J., the nonprofit chapter announced today.
Singleton, who resides in Kenilworth, N.J., will serve a one-year term on the organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
“The easiest way to increase margins is to be different,” said PRSA-NJ President Ilana Zalika, who has made diversity and inclusion a top priority in 2019. “And that sentiment carries over to our membership and our industry. To thrive, we must collaborate with people who have different perspectives and rich voices. Jemia can leverage her expertise of attracting diverse audiences through communications campaigns to help PRSA-NJ reach the next level.”
Singleton plans to host educational events that emphasize the importance of diversity in PR. In addition, she plans to work with local colleges and explore mentorship opportunities for diverse PRSA students.
“I am honored and excited to serve on the PRSA-NJ board this year and to help advance our diversity and inclusion efforts,” Singleton said. “It is important to have multiple viewpoints at the table and that comes by having people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, insights, and experiences involved. There is a large opportunity in PR to welcome more diverse professionals and I look forward to building meaningful relationships and encouraging more diversity in our industry.”
Singleton brings more than 18 years of communications experience to Kinsey Communications, where she serves as president. She has worked on successful communications campaigns for large organizations, such as Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Voya Financial and Elizabethtown Gas.
Singleton is a member of the Women of Purpose Leadership Team and the Media Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church of Morristown. She serves on the board of the Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation and she also volunteers with Visions and Pathways, the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown, and The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation.
Singleton, who moved to Central Jersey from Atlanta, is a former member of PRSA-Atlanta, the Black Public Relations Society and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at Emory University.